Lizzard77

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    Lizzard77 reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Kb, mine decided to relax too. I get it it's summer time, she wants to chill, but it's not even growing to fill the surface of the jar. Time to bug Dad for one. 
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    Lizzard77 reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    You know, I have been so used to my brewing routine I never considered letting it sit longer!   I actually poured some booch down the sink tonight .
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Kb -I have read that adding a bit of sugar to your 2F will help with the fizz.  I have found that when I use candied ginger or tamarind my fizz is crazy, probably due to that added sugar.  You might could try that, I also find that if I leave it sit longer it will get fizzier too
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    Lizzard77 reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I have been finding my batches are less and less fizzy over time, despite doing my continuous brew and the second ferment the same each time. Does SCOBY get old? I actually bought a new bottle of original GT to start a new SCOBY from scratch. Is there anything I can try before starting all over? More sugar or more tea when I add in my next sweet tea?
    I miss my fizzy booch. Flat booch tastes, well, flat!
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Looks like everyone is rolling along nicely.  I have missed my booch buddies!  I am in booch heaven now that I am back from vacation.  Just before I left I bottled 16 16oz grolsch bottles then stored a few SCOBYs in a hotel and made a fesh 2 gallons.  Now I am home and I have those 16 bottles in the fridge AND I have to bottle the 2 gallons I made before leaving.  Out of bottles though, oops!  Looks like I will have to use mason jars (hope I have enough for that and canning veggies).  I am happy though, I can drink booch till my hearts content (never)!  I think I may just go simple with this bottling though and make mostly ginger and some cherry lime.  I have too much else to do to catch up from vacation     
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    Lizzard77 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My CB project is up and running and I've already got a new film across the top, in addition to the original scoby that is at the bottom.  I have another gallon in my closet from Scooby.  He is still a rather strange animal, and behaves very differently. 
     
    I tasted one of the bottles that exploded on me and it's delicious!  I am leaving on vacation tomorrow and will have a lot of bottling to do upon my return.  I may drain most of my CB project to bottle since it will be 2 weeks in, and then start a real CB process after that.  I'll have to see how it tastes.  My hubby assures me he can drink Grolsch as fast as I can bottle my booch! 
     
    Thanks for checking in Liz-it was getting a bit lonely out here!
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Looks like everyone is rolling along nicely.  I have missed my booch buddies!  I am in booch heaven now that I am back from vacation.  Just before I left I bottled 16 16oz grolsch bottles then stored a few SCOBYs in a hotel and made a fesh 2 gallons.  Now I am home and I have those 16 bottles in the fridge AND I have to bottle the 2 gallons I made before leaving.  Out of bottles though, oops!  Looks like I will have to use mason jars (hope I have enough for that and canning veggies).  I am happy though, I can drink booch till my hearts content (never)!  I think I may just go simple with this bottling though and make mostly ginger and some cherry lime.  I have too much else to do to catch up from vacation     
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    Lizzard77 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Gin and gingerade to the rescue. Yum.
    New scoby is already on its way. Maybe I'll end up with more booch than I can drink!
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    Lizzard77 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just tasted the tea from growing Scooby. It was delicious!! I read online that you can actually use your first batch if you don't mind the flavor, so I bottled it. I'll keep you posted!
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    Lizzard77 reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Earl grey?  I am wondering if that is the issue Meg, since we have seen a variety of opinions on whether or not that can be used for kombucha.
     
    Make sure you rinse your hands with distilled vinegar before handling your scoby!  Happy brewing!  It really is a joy!
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Meg, the SCOBY is stronger than you would think.  I typically place mine on a plate with some tea from the jar poured over it while I bottle.  Then I can slide it back in after I have added the fresh tea to the jar.  I highly doubt it will rip or break as long as you are slightly careful.  And yea, fresh tea and sugar will do lovely things for it!
     
    BTW Nadia, yes I have done the SCOBY mask thingy but no I have not been doing it for ages.  I love the effects but hate using a baby for it!  I use it as a special treat every once in awhile
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    Lizzard77 reacted to Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Facial! Whaaaat?! I know that Liz will probably say "yep, have been doing it forever". I wonder how can you mush it up, blender? So cruel, my heart will be bleeding to watch that  I am curious to try tho. Just when I thought I couldn't gross out people more with eating kidneys and hearts. Thanks for heads up! 
     
    Megmac, it's kinds thin-ish for a 3 week, tbh. But it's not abnormal and like Sophie said, it will do the job. Have you added a bottle of store booch to fatten it up? Did you move it from the light? Oh poor you, waiting must be killing you. Give it couple more days and start brewing I say. 
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    Lizzard77 reacted to SaraG in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I burped mine twice the first day--taking no chances. I tried to leave them alone today so they could possibly just maybe develop some fizz. I don't have super high hopes for this batch--too much attention!
    I haven't taken pictures of mine yet but I did google scoby pictures with which to compare mine.
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    Lizzard77 reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    It hasn't happened to me and I am pretty sure I would like it.  Maybe I need to start letting my first ferment go longer ... 
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    Lizzard77 reacted to percypat in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    SaraG, don't ever be shy when it comes to sharing photos of your booch.  Some of us (ie me) are nosey parkers and love pictures 
     
    I bottled tonight too!  Getting braver and filled the bottles right up this time.  
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    Lizzard77 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I think light was the problem-big changes just in the last 5 hours!
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    Lizzard77 reacted to LadyM in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Just wanted to pop in and say hey, y'all. I have more booch than I know what to do with at the moment. My most winning flavor so far is cucumber mint lemongrass kumquat. Incredibly refreshing, subtle, and not oversweet. I feel so fancy!
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Meg, I don't know if this is helpful but, I keep mine in the second bathroom cabinet along with ferments. The cabinet stays closed. SCOBYs surprisingly are tough little boogers. It"s all gonna be fine, it will grow, they grow in a teacup of dirty water if you'd let them. It may take yours a bit more time for some reason or another, they are all individuals just like people. You have a good solid cover going now it just needs to thicken a bit. No worries and don't stress it sooo much, really it will get there. Big virtual hug


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    Lizzard77 reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi all!
     
    Gingerberry here tonight!
     

     
    Lovely fizz and flavor from the blueberry concentrate, but it needed more ginger!  
     
    megmac - is your scoby in a dark spot?
     
     
     
     
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    Lizzard77 reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Little by little!
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    Lizzard77 reacted to msssjenna in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    here is my second batch - this picture was taken as soon as I bottled them.  Today, they are so much more vibrant in color, especially the cherry ones.
     
    I have watermelon-lemon, 2 watermelon-cherry, cherry, and lemon-ginger.  cant wait to drink!
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    was just invited to impromptu pool gathering where beer and pizza will be served.  They are all going to be so jealous when I waltz in with my mason jar full of iced Lavender Peach Kombucha.  People, you have to try this!  I just popped the top on it and my Mulberry Basil, both are flavors you must try next round, to DIE for!!!!!  I will not being feeling deprived at all this eve
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    was just invited to impromptu pool gathering where beer and pizza will be served.  They are all going to be so jealous when I waltz in with my mason jar full of iced Lavender Peach Kombucha.  People, you have to try this!  I just popped the top on it and my Mulberry Basil, both are flavors you must try next round, to DIE for!!!!!  I will not being feeling deprived at all this eve
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    was just invited to impromptu pool gathering where beer and pizza will be served.  They are all going to be so jealous when I waltz in with my mason jar full of iced Lavender Peach Kombucha.  People, you have to try this!  I just popped the top on it and my Mulberry Basil, both are flavors you must try next round, to DIE for!!!!!  I will not being feeling deprived at all this eve
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    Lizzard77 got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kb, I am super interested in hearing how the watermelon/lime/mint comes out, it sounds so refreshing!
     
    I opened my Orange Beet Spice today and it was really tasty and the color made me really happy!

     
     
    *edit, sorry for the sideways pic, didn't send this from my phone and couldn't wanna take the time to change the orientation